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How does Disneyland 2: The Sequel stack up against Walt's original? This section will explore the similarities and differences between the two U.S.A. Magic Kingdoms.

Last revision: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 6:21 PM

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Very special thanks goes to Michael V (also known as "that guy who kinda looks like me") for his research, proofreading and endless contributions to this project. Without his efforts, this section would not be completed anytime soon. Broken links and typos are my fault. Links that work are most certainly his fault. :)

TEST PAGE: This page will evolve as more information is added. Not all links work yet, and some that do work go to pages that have not been completed. This is going to be a very large project and since I only work on it in my spare time, it may take a long time to complete. Knowing how often Disney changes things, it seems likely I'll never be truly caught up!

History of this section: Read the original "Disneyland versus The Magic Kingdom" document I was putting together several years ago. It's in a very rough draft format but it will give you a better idea of the content I plan for this section.

Welcome to the largest undertaking has ever undertook. (?) Over the past seven years I have made many trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World including several week-long visits done back-to-back. This has given me a very good side-by-side impression of the two U.S. Magic Kingdoms. On these pages you will find photos and descriptions which detail the similarities and differences between the two parks. Enjoy, and feel free to send in corrections!

NOTE: When you see items with (?) or other such nonsense, that indicates I don't know the date or some other fact and I have not researched it yet. Feel free to send in any dates that you know -- if I have to do all this research alone, it will take me much longer to complete this section...

Apples to Apples:

Just like you wouldn't compare the RadioShack(tm) down the street to the RealBig Shopping Mall across town, you can't compare Disneyland to Walt Disney World. One is a single theme park sitting on 55 acres of land while the other is 43 square miles of resorts, water parks, animal reserves as well as four theme parks. So, this site takes the two magic kingdom parks (Disneyland and The Magic Kingdom) and compares them. Anything else just wouldn't make sense...


General Statistics:
(Disneyland as of 1/11/2002. The Magic Kingdom as of ?/?/?.)

Disneyland Resort's
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney World's
The Magic Kingdom
Year Opened:
Visitors per Year:
* "Real" Rides:    
Shows & Parades:

* A "real" ride is anything with a ride vehicle. Disney likes to list things like the shooting gallery as attractions, so the raw attraction numbers above are misleading when it comes to actual rides at either park.

HELP REQUESTED: Can someone send me a scan of a recent WDW Magic Kingdom guide map? I'm specifically wanting the side that lists all the attractions, restaurants, etc. Thanks! (If you feel like doing more work than that, I'd like a count similar to the above Disneyland entry.)

("Lands" are listed in bold.)

At Disneyland and The Magic Kingdom:

  1. Adventureland
  2. Astro Orbiter
  3. Autopia (DL) / Tomorrowland Speedway (TMK)
  4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  5. Burning Cabin
  6. Castle (Sleeping Beauty Castle / Cinderella Castle)
  7. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  8. Emporium (Main Street gift shop)
  9. Entrance
  10. Fantasyland
  11. Frontierland
  12. Haunted Mansion
  13. "it's a Small World"
  14. Jungle Cruise
  15. King Arthur's Carousel
  16. Mad Hatter's Tea Party
  17. Main Street Train Station
  18. Main Street U.S.A.
  19. Monorail
  20. Old Man (can you guess who this is?)
  21. Peter Pan's Flight
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean
  23. Refreshment Corner (Coca Cola Corner / Casey's)
  24. Riverboat (Mark Twain / Liberty Belle)
  25. Snow White's Scary Adventures
  26. Space Mountain
  27. Splash Mountain
  28. Tiki Birds (Enchanted Tiki Room / Tropical Serenade)
  29. Tomorrowland
  30. Tom Sawyer Island
  31. Toon Town (Mickey's Toontown / Toontown Fair)

Only at Disneyland Park:

  1. Alice in Wonderland
  2. Casey Jr. Circus Train
  3. Critter Country
  4. Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes
  5. Fantasmic
  6. Gadget's Go Coaster
  7. Grand Canyon Diorama
  8. Honey I Shrunk the Audience
  9. Indiana Jones Adventure
  10. Innoventions
  11. Jolly Trolly
  12. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  13. Matterhorn Bobsleds
  14. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
  15. New Orleans Square
  16. Pinocchio's Daring Journey
  17. Primeval World
  18. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  19. Sailing Ship Columbia
  20. Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough
  21. Star Tours
  22. Storybook Land Canal Boats
  23. Tarzan's Treehouse

Only at The Magic Kingdom:

  1. Alien Encounter
  2. Caribbean Plaza (part of Adventureland)
  3. Carousel of Progress (closed/closing?)
  4. Country Bear Jamboree
  5. Galaxy Search Theater
  6. Goofy's Barnstormer
  7. Hall of the Presidents
  8. Liberty Square
  9. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  10. SpectroMagic
  11. Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
  12. Timekeeper (closed/closing?)
  13. Tomorrowland Transit Authority (PeopleMover)
  14. Walt Disney Theater

At other Walt Disney World Parks:

Some Disneyland attractions did end up in Florida -- just not at the Magic Kingdom. A few Walt Disney World attractions made their way to California when Disney's California Adventure opened in 2001.

  1. Honey I Shrunk the Audience (as Disneyland and Epcot)
  2. It's Tough to be a Bug (at Disney's California Adventure and Disney's Animal Kingdom)
  3. Muppetvision 3-D (at Disney's California Adventure and Disney/MGM Studios)
  4. Star Tours (at Disneyland and Disney/MGM Studios)

Only at Yesterland:

Be sure to visit Werner's Wiess's excellent website for an amazing collection of photos, stories, and information on Disneyland attractions of the past. If anyone knows of a site dedicated to attractions from The Magic Kingdom's past, please let me know. (I believe Widen Your World is probably the closest match?)

  1. TMK's 25th Anniversary Parade (xxxx-xxxx)
  2. DL's and TMK's Cable Cars (xxxx-199x)
  3. DL's Festival of Fools (xxxx-xxxx)
  4. DL's Hercules Victory Parade (xxxx-xxxx)
  5. DL's and TMK's Keel Boats (xxxx-xxxx)
  6. TMK's Legend of the Lion King (xxxx-xxxx)
  7. DL's Light Magic (1997-xxxx)
  8. DL's Lion King Celebration parade (?)
  9. TMK's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (xxxx-1999)
  10. DL's Rocket Rods (1998-2001)
  11. DL's Submarine Voyage (xxxx-1998)
  12. DL's Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (xxxx-1999) - (not in site yet until I add the Tarzan's Treehouse page)

(Help me out with the dates, please.)

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